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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2014
  • pp: 13343–13350

Wave-optical design of a combined refractive-diffractive varifocal lens

S. Thiele, A. Seifert, and A. M. Herkommer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 13343-13350 (2014)

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A novel type of integrated refractive-diffractive varifocal membrane lens is designed and analyzed by wave-optical methods. In contrast to other hybrid devices, the diffractive microstructure is directly imprinted onto the soft deflecting membrane, allowing for a high level of integration. Elastic deformation is taken into account by mechanical simulations with the finite element method (FEM). We show, that the superimposed structure can considerably suppress chromatic and spherical aberration. Furthermore, our algorithm is successfully applied to design a confocal hyperspectral lens.

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OCIS Codes
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(130.2035) Integrated optics : Dispersion compensation devices
(110.1080) Imaging systems : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Geometric Optics

S. Thiele, A. Seifert, and A. M. Herkommer, "Wave-optical design of a combined refractive-diffractive varifocal lens," Opt. Express 22, 13343-13350 (2014)

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